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database

database

noun da·ta·base \ˈdā-tə-ˌbās, ˈda- also ˈdä-\

: a collection of pieces of information that is organized and used on a computer

Full Definition of DATABASE

:  a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer)
database transitive verb

Examples of DATABASE

  1. All of our customers' information was kept in a database.

First Known Use of DATABASE

circa 1962

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